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Richard L. Hay

RICHARD L. HAY is in Ashland for his fifth season at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival, and is in his third year as Technical Director and Stage Designer. He received his Bachelor degree in Architecture at Stanford University;\where he also obtained his M.A. in Theatre Arts. With a Fulbright scholarship, he spent a year at the University of Bristol in England, While there, he studied operation procedures at the Bristol Old Vic, and at other repertory theatres in England and Germany. During this past year, he remained in Ashland and created preliminary designs of the Festivals proposed building project.

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RICHARD L. HAY, Stage Designer and Technical Director, returns to Ashland for his tenth season with the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. He completed his Bachelor degree in Architecture and his M.A. in Theatre Arts at Stanford University, followed by a year at the University of Bristol, England, as a Fulbright Scholar. While in England, he studied operational procedures at the Bristol Old Vic and at other repertory theatres both in England and in Germany. He is the designer of the new Festival Theatre and was closely associated with its construction. He was Staff Designer for the Stanford Players and Instructor in Stage Design at Stanford University for five years. This past year Mr. Hay has been pursuing his designing career in New York and was assistant to designer Boris Aronsen for Andorra and assistant to designer Ming Cho Lee for the widely acclaimed Broadway production of Mother Courage. In Boston he again assisted Mr. Lee for a production of Madame Butterfly. At the close of the Festival season, Mr, Hay returns to New York.

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RICHARD L. HAY returns for his thirteenth season on the Production Staff. He is also Theatre Design Consultant for the new Angus Bowmer Theatre and designed the present outdoor Festival Theatre. As Designer for the Stanford Repertory Theatre since its formation, his designs have included scenery for Prometheus Bound, Antony and Cleopatra, and Brecht^s Man is Man, among many other productions. This past summer he designed scenery and costumes for the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre production of Brechts The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, which opened in Minneapolis and later toured to New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Hay received his M.A. degree in Theatre Arts from Stanford University, where he was Staff Designer five years for the Stanford Players. He rejoined the Stanford faculty in 1965 as Associate Professor of Stage Design. During three previous seasons in New York City, he assisted on a number of Broadway productions and was assistant to designer Boris Aronson for the Lincoln Center Repertory. Mr. Hay is set designer for this seasons Festival production of Virtue in Danger and will become a member of the rull-time resident staff following the 1969 season.

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RICHARD L. HAY returns for his fourth season at the Festival, his second as Technical and Art Director, and will remain in Ashland this Fall to complete plans for remodelling of the theatre. He received his Bachelors degree in Architecture at Stanford University and continued there to earn his M. A. in Theatre and Drama. This year Dick spent at the University of Bristol in England on a Fulbright scholarship, as visiting Technical Director and designer for The Merger new play on an American theme. He studied operations of the Bristol Old Vic School and Old Vic Company, as well as other repertory theatres in England and Germany.

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RICHARD L. HAY, Stage Designer, is in his twelfth season with the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. He received his M.A. in Theatre Arts from Stanford University and, for a year, studied operational procedures at English and German repertory companies under a Fulbright Scholarship. At Stanford University he held for five years the position of Staff Designer for the Stanford Players. During the past three years in New York, Mr. Hay designed the settings for Nicolai Gogols Diary of a Madman, More recently, among other assignments, he was assistant to designer Boris Aronson on Arthur Millers Incident at Vichy for the Lincoln Center Repertory Company and to designer Ming Cho Lee on the new Tennessee Williams plays. Mr. Hay is the designer of the theatre used by the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. In the fall of 1965 he will assume the post of Associate Professor in Scene Design at Stanford University, and will be the designer for the newly established repertory company at Stanford.

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RICHARD L HAY, Ashland, Oregon, returns for his fifteenth Festival season. As Festival Scene and Theatre Designer, he has designed over 60 Ashland productions, as well as the famed outdoor Elizabethan stage-house. He also designed the stage and auditorium of the Angus Bow-mer Theatre. Mr. Hay has served as Designer for the Stanford Repertory Theatre, where he designed many productions, including Prometheus Bound, Antony and Cleopatra and Man is Man. He also served as Associate Professor of Stage Design for Stanford University. Three summers ago, he designed both scenery and costumes for the Tyrone Guth-rie Theatre production of Brecht's The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui,which opened in Minneapolis and later toured to New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Hay received his M.A. in Theatre Arts from Stanford, and was also Staff Designer for the Stanford Players for five years. He has studied in England on a Fulbright grant, assisted on a number of Broadway productions and served as Assistant to the Designer for the Lincoln Center repertory. A member of the Festival's full-time resident staff, Mr. Hay designed all the Festival's 1971 STAGE II plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream and A Man for Ail Seasons, which continue for the summer season; as well as Much Ado About Nothing, Mac-beth and Henry the Fourth, Part One.

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Production and Crew -- Shakespeare Production Credits

  1. Julius Caesar (2011, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  2. The Merchant of Venice (2010, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  3. The Taming of the Shrew (2007, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  4. As You Like It (1986, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Setting, Properties, and Stage Designer
  5. The Tempest (1986, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  6. King John (1985, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  7. King Lear (1985, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  8. Henry IV, Part One (1981, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Setting and Property Designer
  9. Twelfth Night (1981, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Setting and Properties Designer
  10. Measure for Measure (1977, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  11. King Lear (1976, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  12. As You Like It (1973, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  13. Henry V (1973, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Costume Designer
  14. Othello (1973, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  15. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1973, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  16. Much Ado About Nothing (1971, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  17. King John (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  18. Romeo and Juliet (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  19. The Tempest (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  20. Twelfth Night (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Lighting Designer
  21. King Henry VI, Part 2 (1965, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  22. Macbeth (1965, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  23. Much Ado About Nothing (1965, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Production Stage Manager
  24. The Winter's Tale (1965, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  25. King Lear (1964, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  26. Love's Labour's Lost (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  27. Romeo and Juliet (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  28. The Life of Henry V (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  29. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Set Designer
  30. Life and Death of King John (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  31. King Lear (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director
  32. King Lear (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Scenic Designer
  33. Merchant of Venice (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director
  34. Troilus and Cressida (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director
  35. As You Like It (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director
  36. Henry VIII (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director
  37. Othello (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director
  38. Pericles (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director
  39. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1957, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director
  40. Richard III (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director
  41. Romeo and Juliet (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Other
  42. Titus Andronicus (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Technical Director

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